Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch Kids

What a fun day we had. I love taking pictures of my kids, and what better place to do that than the pumpkin patch. They both loved it so much, I had so much fun watching them enjoy. Aubrie has been going to a pumpkin patch for a few years now. This was Kirk's second year to go, but his first year to LOVE it. Last year he was just a little guy. I had to sit him in his Bumbo seat and put pumpkins around him to take his picture. This year, he was ALL over the place. All I did was chase him around calling his name over and over again trying to get his attention so that I could get a good picture of his face. Rarely did he look right into the camera. Thankfully, Aubrie always loves getting her picture taken so I was able to get great shots of her. The kids not only got to look at hundreds of pumpkins, but they also got to see chickens and go on a hay ride. I can't wait to go back next year and do it all over again.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sweet things

This is my 5th year to be a member of a MOPS group. I LOVE MOPS and have enjoyed leading crafts for the two different groups that I have been a part of. My favorite craft of all time are these key chains. I found this idea a few years ago, and did it with my group. It was so much fun that I had to share it with my new group too. Today I went to MOPS and we did this craft. I just think that they are so cute, and they make finding your keys in the bottom of your purse so much easier.
Another craft that I love are these magnets. They are stylish and you can make them to match your kitchen and the decor in it. So fun and so easy too!

Cute button magnets

My craft table at MOPS
I know you must be thinking that this is Aubrie playing dress up....well it isn't.

Kirk loves to wear shoes. Any kind of shoes. Today, he wanted to wear Aubrie's princess shoes.

He needed some help putting them on.

He got REALLY mad when they fell off.

I think these pictures will come in handy one day! :)

What could be sweeter than this?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Family Pictures

So, we had some family pictures taken. I have to say that it wasn't the easiest thing we have done lately. Aubrie is 4 now, so she handled it pretty well. I just had to keep reminding her to look at the camera the whole time. Since we did the pictures outside at a public location, there were distractions that kept her interest sometimes more than the task at hand. Kirk, on the other hand, didn't cooperate as well. He saw this as an opportunity to get down, and explore this new territory. He didn't want to sit still, or stand still, or be still at all. All of the pictures were taken between his fits and crying. The poor photographer had to literally run around just to take his picture. It was like a race. He won. We did get several good shots, and overall it was a fun experience. Here are a few pictures from the shoot.

Thank you Blaire for taking the time to capture our family!